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Add 1/2 and 3/36

1/2 + 3/36 is 7/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 18 = 36,
    1/2 = 1 × 18/2 × 18 = 18/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    3/36 = 3 × 1/36 × 1 = 3/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/36 + 3/36 = 18 + 3/36 = 21/36
  5. 21/36 simplified gives 7/12
  6. So, 1/2 + 3/36 = 7/12

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